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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Andych

    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Looks like you could "almost" get the Bonneville out now... that would be a good one to take on the Texas ride :)
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    Sadly it needs plenty done ... its been sitting for 9 years .... tyres will be junk ( brand new Avons that did maybe 2klms), carbys cleaned , new fuel lines , Doherty hand grips have perished , clutch rebuilt as its stuck (common problem) , rear speedo drive is seized , rear brakes arnt setup , right fork oil leaked out of the bottom grub screw so that means handle bars off to refill , front brake fluid needs replacing , timing is out

    Plugs are out and I turn it over every so often

    I actually pushed it closer to the wall to work on the drag bike :commando: :D
     
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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Sounds like it has trade in squeaks... :headbang:
    It really is worth too much $$ to just sit there for so long :) Drag bike is looking good though :thumb_ups:
     
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    Yea worth $$ as I only 'renovated' it and put things back to factory so its its fairly original

    I did toss up between it and doing the drag bike when the workshop urge came on a few weeks back

    But its getting closer up the 'to do' list .... if only the finances were abundant .... at least theres historic rego now
     
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    bunnings bbq for the vjmc bike club. good coin made and a grand will go to prostate cancer research at a local hospital.
     
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    Did a little bit today but the abnormally high temps just made it too difficult.
    After getting a lovely partial tan on my left forearm ( I forgot all about welding flash burns) I started wearing long sleeves and long pants and work boots while plasma cutting and welding.
    Loving my Plasma cutter but I need to get some spacer guides so I can be more consistent



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    Did a little bit more this morning but it is now too hot... 42 degrees in the garage and 33 out the front so I give up for this weekend...
    Fitted up the tail fairing so I can fabricate the mounts for the front lugs. I need to get myself some 1.6 mm plate for them.
    Bunnings has it but I dont know that I really need a 600mm square piece... I guess I will use it at some stage.

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    Went Riding :superman:

    Still loving the Dunlop Alpha 14's

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    I cleaned up and gave my FZR front calipers a detail today, painted them with a couple of coats of VHT Candy Apple Blue while i was aat it. I didn't have any gold for the disc pads so went with some VHT Red Caliper paint.
    Doesn't look too bad i think


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    ... and Ill raise you a Dulux hammered finish blue :lolsign:




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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    A couple of weeks ago I realised one of the stanchion/caliper mounts on a ZXR250A had a crack in it. Annoyed by this revelation, I contacted my favourite spare parts provider and was further perplexed when young Chris told me he had zero forks for me.

    Unperturbed by this disappointment, I contacted a number of local parts peddlers to see if anyone had a wrecked front end that I could steal the stanchions from. I’m told that this kind of cracking is becoming popular and that all forks are being snapped up to repair this kind of problem. If I want a fork it’ll be $150 or if I want both, a nice gentleman from Adelaide was keen for me to take his set for $250 plus $50 for postage. Hmmm…let me think about it.

    eBay and gumtree here I come.

    Fast forward, I find a ZXR250A being parted out and after contacting the seller, I’m told the forks are mint and I can have them for $140. I’m on my way. When I get there I find that not only are the forks still on said bike, but they are far from “mint”. Having travelled for over an hour to get to this obviously blind and slightly retarded individual, my mood is not positive. In the end, we agree to a compromise and for a little more than the price of a set of forks from Adelaide, I now have a rolling bike and an engine which “might” run.

    If you’re still reading, then good for you. Here are the pictures of the stanchion before and after new stanchion was fitted. That’s one day of my life I’ll never get back!


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    That happens because ham fisted idiots do the pinch bolts up to 500NM with a breaker bar.

    20NM max for 6mm bolts. 30NM for 8mm bolts.

    And they're old and shite, do them up by feel so the threads don't pull out.
     
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  13. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    I’m sorry I let you down @Frankster , zxr’s are very thin on ground in Queensland unless I want to pay $3000
     
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    Mint as in breath mint my good man, breath mint - like a breath of fresh air

    Good rant :D :D :D
     
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    Were there bruises from a pry bar (screwdriver) at gap from someone prying it open to remove the axle? Seen that, too.
     
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    No probs mate. They're getting thin on the ground down here too. :)
     
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    Oddly enough, it wasn't noticeable when riding it. But, all bolts and axle bolts were so tight I had to use a breaker bar to get them out!
     
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    They are pinch bolts, with the emphasis on the word pinch. IF you are not sure then when tightening bolts which are part of unusual assemblies you should refer to the manual for torque settings. Axles also are only supposed to be tightened to load the bearings the correct amount, when they are over tightened the bearing clearance becomes too tight creating more friction and a shortened life. All the fasteners on my Honda have been overtightened, if fact everything that has been touched is butchered.
     
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    I've overtightened the but on the clutch basket and that causes the collar to be compressed and clutch to drag. :-/
     
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    Today I had a look at the "might run" ZXR250A engine I got as part of a recent parts deal. Decided to do a leak down test. Realised something very wrong with this engine and started tearing it down. Found the issue fairly quickly. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this picture?

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